6th International Biometals Symposium (Biometals 2008)

Venue: Santiago de Compostela

Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jul 14, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 18, 2008
Registration Date: Jul 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2008
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This meeting follows a series of very successful meetings that started in Calgary in 1997, and continued in Tübingen (2000), London (2002), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2004), and Welches, Oregon (2006) devoted to the importance of metals in biology. Within this decade of Biometals meetings our knowledge of the importance and functions of metals in bacteria, fungi, plants and animals grew exponentially. This makes impossible to cover all aspects of this exciting and expanding research area in one meeting. So, we tried to prepare an attractive scientific program covering some particular aspects of Biometals with some of the most expert speakers around the world. Besides the experts talks, we encourage the participation of young researchers, graduate students and post-docs since they are the future of the field. In this regard, we offer special conference fees and cheap lodging at the University of Santiago Residence Halls.

Santiago de Compostela is a city of pilgrimage for catholics since the Middle Age and it receives thousands of visitors each year, but it is also a lively university town. The University of Santiago de Compostela was founded in 1495 and it maintains one of the most important academic traditions in Europe. We hope that our warm city will provide you with the best opportunities to have a wonderful meeting and for an enjoyable stay.